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A selection of Lord Thomas of Gresford’s votes
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Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2011.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
6 votes for, 5 votes against, 4 absences, between 2008–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Thomas of Gresford’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Thomas of Gresford’s full vote analysis page for more.
To what would the Minister ascribe this lack of public confidence? Is it the sayings of the Lord Chancellor, or of Suella Braverman? Why is there a lack of public confidence in human rights in this country?
My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Whitaker, not just on introducing this debate but on her lifelong attention to human rights. I am very pleased to have heard her speech today. The ECHR, passed in 1950, set out a series of articles for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. In the last 70 years, there have been just 16 protocols that have added to or amended...
My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, in particular, on her focus on clean air as a human right. It is curious how the Conservative Party continues to undervalue the great British achievement promoted by Winston Churchill: the European Convention on Human Rights. When it was drafted by the team led by Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, a prosecutor at Nuremberg and later Lord...
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Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1996
Currently held offices
- Member, Constitution Committee (since 31 Mar 2022)
- Member, Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
- Member, Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (since 20 Jun 2019)
- Member, Bribery Act 2010 Committee (since 17 May 2018)
- Liberal Democrat Shadow Attorney General (since 1 Jun 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Wales) (7 Sep 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
- Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
- Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
- Member, Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) (11 May 2009 to 16 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Attorney General (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Spokesperson in the Lords (Shadow Lord Chancellor), Ministry of Justice (17 May 2007 to 4 Jul 2007)
- Spokesperson in the Lords (Shadow Lord Chancellor), Constitutional Affairs (10 Jan 2007 to 17 May 2007)
- Spokesperson in the Lords (Shadow Attorney General), Home Affairs (21 Mar 2006 to 8 Jan 2009)
- Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (21 Mar 2006 to 10 Jan 2007)
- Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Non-Departmental & Cross Departmental Responsibilities (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Shadow Attorney General, Law Officers (Constitutional Affairs) (22 Feb 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
- Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities (22 Feb 2005 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Shadow Minister, Welsh Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 22 Feb 2005)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (26 Jun 2001 to 8 Dec 2003)
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